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Cactus Tower in Culver City, California by Eric Owen Moss Architects

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

Article source: Eric Owen Moss Architects

Where We Started

Samantha Hart, owner of Foundation Content, a Chicago-based media, production, and graphic design company expands to Los Angeles, and rents a 30,000 square foot warehouse.

Images Courtesy Tom Bonner

  • Architect: Eric Owen Moss Architects
  • Name of Project: Cactus Tower
  • Location: Culver City, California
  • Photography: Tom Bonner, EOMA
  • Software used: Autocad for 2D and Rhino for 3D


Lofts at Cherokee Studios in Los Angeles

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Article source: Brooks + Scarpa (formerly Pugh + Scarpa)

Cherokee Mixed-Use Lofts is an urban infill, mixed-use, market-rate housing project. The building is inspired by the series of paintings by the British artist Patrick Hughes titled, “Perspectivity”, whose paintings appear to be ever changing and physically moving while being viewed.  At Cherokee the main architectural feature of this project is the building’s owner-controlled operable double façade system.  By allowing the occupant to adjust, at will, the operable screens of the building façade, the facade is virtually redesigned “live” from within the space, reflecting the occupants of the building within, in real time.  The screens also enhance the existing streetscape and promote a lively pedestrian environment. By visually breaking up the façade into smaller articulated moving elements, the building appears to move with the passing cars and people. In effect, it becomes a live canvas to be painted upon daily or more often. Like many features of the building, the façade is multivalent and rich with meaning performing several roles for formal, functional and experiential effect.

Front View (Images Courtesy John Edward Linden and Tara Wujcik)

  • Architects: Brooks + Scarpa (formerly Pugh + Scarpa)
  • Name of Project: Lofts at Cherokee Studios
  • Location: 751 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, California
  • Project Team: Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA – Principal- in-Charge, Stephanie Ericson, AIA, Project Architect, Angela Brooks, AIA, Silke Clemens, Joshua Howell, Ching Luk, Charles Austin, Gwynne Pugh, FAIA, Lawrence Scarpa, – Project Design Team.
  • Engineering: BPA –  Structural Engineering, Cobalt Engineering – Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing
  • Photography: John Edward Linden and Tara Wujcik
  • Software used: Drawings  in AutoCAD.  Schematic studies in Rhino.


Panyaden School in Chiang Mai, Thailand by 24H architecture

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Article source: 24H architecture

In the lush green surroundings of a former fruit orchard, where Thailand’s highest mountains meet the flat rice fields, Panyaden School contracted 24H to design its environmentally friendly school buildings.

Image Courtesy of Ally Taylor / Panyaden School

  • Architect: 24H architecture
  • Name of Project: Panyaden School
  • Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Design: Maartje Lammers and Boris Zeisser with Olav Bruin and Andrew Duff
  • Local design team: Chiangmai Life Construction – Markus Roselieb and Decha Tiengkate
  • Client: Mrs. Yodphet Sudsawad
  • Project leader & management: Chiangmai Life Construction – Markus Roselieb & Decha Tiengkate
  • Program: Kindergarten and Grade school
  • Floor area: 5000 m2
  • Software used: Scale models to design the buildings in combination with 2D autocad drawings. The 3d overview images was made with Rhino and Photoshop.


Serlachius Museum Gosta Extension in Mänttä, Finland by Kubota & Bachmann Architects

Friday, June 24th, 2011

Article source: Kubota & Bachmann Architects

Joenniemi Manor Renaissance

The Joenniemi Manor was built in 1935 by the architect Jarl Eklund. The floor plan and design of the building point to the clear influence of Functionalism and English country house architecture.The park and formal garden featuring geometric landscape elements are designed by Paul Olsson in the same year. At that time, this style of landscape was unique in the Mänttä village community. The Joenniemi Manor and its garden are symbols of the architecture in the early 20th century and express the cultural awareness in Finland’s rural surroundings.

Elevations views

  • Architect: Kubota & Bachmann Architects
  • Name of Project: Serlachius Museum Gosta Extension
  • Location: Mänttä, Finland
  • Software used: Rhino, 3dsmax (v-ray), Vue D’esprit


SNCI Tower NYC in Manhattan, New York by Solus4 Architecture

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Article source: Solus4 Architecture

This iconic 950 foot tall residential tower is proposed for a micro- urban site in New York City. Designed by solus4, an architecture and planning  firm, the tower is a vertical neighborhood creating an efficient and valuable use for a small and otherwise underutilized water’s edge site. Uniquely, the tower is designed by solus4 using their SNCI principals (Sustainable Neighborhood Collaborative Initiative). Applying these principles to a vertical neighborhood requires the full engagement of the design team, the building team, the financing team and the owners.

Jersey Side

  • Architects: Solus4 Architecture
  • Project: SNCI Tower NYC
  • Location: Manhattan, New York
  • Software used: Rhino, 3dsMax 2011 and Photoshop


JOH 3 Apartments in Berlin, Germany by J. Mayer H. Architects (designed using ArchiCAD. Maya, and Rhino)

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Article source: J. Mayer H. Architects

Property development group Euroboden is building a unique apartment house at Johannisstraße in Mitte, Berlin’s downtown district. J. MAYER H. architects’ design for the building, which will soon neighbor both Museum Island and Friedrichstrasse, reinterprets the classic Berliner Wohnhaus with its multi-unit structure and green interior courtyard.

Main Facade (Image Courtesy Ludger Paffrath)

  • Architects: J. Mayer H. Architects
  • Project: JOH 3 Apartments
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Project Team: Juergen Mayer H., Hans Schneider, Wilko Hoffmann, Filipa Frois Almeida
  • Competition Team: Juergen Mayer H., Thorsten Blatter, Marcus Blum
  • Invited competition: 2008, 1st Prize
  • Project: 2008-2011
  • Software used: ArchiCad, Maya, and Rhino


Ataba & Opera Squares Competition Proposal in Cairo, Egypt by Zellnerplus Architect

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

Article source: Zellnerplus Architect

This is a competition entry for a major public space in Cairo, Egypt. It is intended as a catalyst and model for the ongoing redevelopment of Greater Cairo. The Ataba and Opera Square areas combined with the Azbakiyya Gardens collectively form a 100,000+ square meter urban figure that sits at the threshold between the old, medieval city of the Fatimid Caliphs and the modern Cairene city founded by Khedive Ismail in the 19th century. This was the setting for the competition, which called for an urban plan, infrastructureimprovements, landscape architecture, garden design as well as large scale architectural solutions.

South West View

  • Architects: Zellnerplus Architect
  • Project: Ataba & Opera Squares Competition Proposal
  • Location: Cairo, Egypt
  • ZELLNERPLUS / Culver City, California: Asaf Dali, Ingrid Dennert, Rob Lisauskas, Scott Plante, Nathaniel Moore, Seth Weiner, Peter Zellner (Principal)
  • Software used: AutoCad , Rhino, V-Ray, Adobe CS


Fog Cinema in Moscow, Russia by 24º Studio

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Article source: 24º Studio

Many masters of Russian cinema, from the introduction of  Lumière Brothers to Russia, then Vertov, Eisenstien, Tarkovsky and  Sokurov to name a few, have provided us with unimaginable vision of how our world can be seen from a different perspective.  Through their evolving art of cinema, not only do its visuals stimulate us but furthermore, our subconscious creates a deeper imagination to the contents we literally experience.  Cinema world allows us to explore the unknown territory that cannot be experienced in the reality.


  • Architects: 24º Studio
  • Project: Fog Cinema
  • Location: Moscow, Russia
  • Project Team: Fumio Hirakawa, Partner, Marina Topunova, Partner
  • Software used: Combination of Rhino and Maya for 3D modeling and rendered with Vray and Maxwell


Low Cost, Low Energy House for New Orleans in Louisiana by Sustainable.TO Architecture

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Article source: Sustainable.TO

“Low Cost, Low Energy House” utilizes an efficient linear organization, which integrates both passive and active environmental systems with program, circulation and the building enclosure. The simple building shape lends itself to the demands of airtight, thermal bridge-free construction and allows the opportunity for more cost-effective, higher-quality prefabrication, proving that an affordable and sustainable house can also be attractive.

Exterior View

  • Architects: Sustainable.TO Architecture
  • Project: Low Cost, Low Energy House for New Orleans
  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Software used: Autocad, Rhinoceros, and Adobe CS3


AIA Pavilion in New Orleans, Louisiana

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Gernot Riether is using digital design and fabrication techniques to reintroduce plastic as a building material for light-weight and inexpensive structures. The project provides a new aesthetic for environmentally friendly architecture, changing our perception of plastic from an environmentally problematic to a “green” material.

AIA Pavilion

  • Architects: Gernot Riether, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Project: Pavilion
  • Location: New Orleans
  • Client: AIA
  • Area: 18m2
  • Project Team: Gernot Riether, Valerie Bolen, Rachel Dickey, Emily Finau, TasnouvaHabib, Knox Jolly, Pei-Lin Liao, Keith Smith, April Tann
  • Design software used: Rhino, Grasshopper, AlphaCAM
  • Material: PETGs (glycol-modified polyethylene terephthalate)
  • Fabrication:
    • CNC: 25 hours machining time
    • Thermoforming: Techniques used: drape forming, vacuum forming and draping
  • Number of pieces: 320
  • Portability: The pavilion can be disassembled. The pavilions cells can be stocked and moved with a mini Truck
  • Assembly: Bolt connections. Assembly time: 2 days
  • Fabricated at: DFL, Digital Fabrication Laboratory at Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Special Thanks to: Russell Gentry and Andres Cavieres


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